Tempo do Brazil: Solo and Chamber Works | Reference Recordings FR714

Tempo do Brazil: Solo and Chamber Works


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Label: Reference Recordings

Cat No: FR714

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 1st June 2015



Grammy nominated classical guitarist Marc Regnier has won the attention and respect of critics, producers and musicians for over three decades, as a performer, recording artist and educator. This unique artist has been described as “a master of his instrument” and “a musician of intelligence, lyricism and subtlety”.

Since his concert debut at the age of fifteen, Regnier has performed and given master classes in major series and festivals in Canada, South America and throughout America, from San Francisco to several solo performances at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall. Mr Regnier has had the privilege of working with Grammy winning and nominated engineers and producers in his numerous recordings. This is his first release with Reference Recordings.

Regnier is joined on this album by world-class musicians and dear friends Marco Sartor, guitar, Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano, Natalia Khoma, cello and Tacy Edwards, flute.

In Marc Regnier’s own words: “My goal was to include repertoire that demonstrated the various styles and moods of Brazilian music. It was also important to showcase the versatility and beauty of the guitar as a solo and ensemble instrument. Naturally when selecting classical repertoire of Brazil, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ music is usually at the forefront. He is described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th century Brazilian art music”. The challenge here was to present music that is not over recorded, which is impossible when speaking of Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Villa-Lobos’ most famous piece and a must to include in this CD. Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Paulo Bellinati, Radames Gnattali and Baden Powell are all prominent Brazilian composers and performers, with Assad and Bellinati very active on the international stage today.”

Marc Regnier is currently Professor of Guitar at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, and lives with his wife, Jane, and their many cats.

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